Kirkella left Tilbury on Tuesday afternoon to head up the river Thames and pass through Tower Bridge, turning in the Pool of London before mooring off Greenwich, just a few hundred yards from the iconic tea clipper Cutty Sark, reports David Linkie.

The following morning, 350 guests were ferried out to a pontoon alongside Kirkella in a highly efficient manner, before HRH The Princess Royal arrived to christen Kirkella. She then went aboard the highly advanced whitefish factory freezer stern trawler, where some of the crew explained operations on the trawl and processing decks, and in the wheelhouse.

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